j5awry
31 Somerville, MA
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My self-summary
In 2012-2013, I was a research fellow, curated a concert with eighth blackbird, had an interactive installation up for a week, and presented a paper at a conference in Stockholm, Sweden (and subsequently got published).

In 2013-2014 I presented a paper in Lisbon, Portugal, earned a Fulbright, and moved to Stockholm, Sweden. I spent the year interacting with local musicians and studying death metal, politics, folk, and mythology. My days were spent in a studio writing an opera, and nights at metal clubs (and often these things blurred together).

My life has gone by academic years for far too long. I'm defending my dissertation soon, I can say I've gone Python full-stack, and I work out nearly every day.

From that, you know most all there is to me other than this one fact: tonight I made macaroni and cheese with broccoli, spinach, lots of garlic, and shrimp for dinner, from scratch. I drank a nice red wine while preparing the feast.
What I’m doing with my life
Learning Python and various other computery things, finishing my dissertation, and spending more time relaxing than I ever. It's nice only working 8 hours a day, and having time to relax
I’m really good at
learning, music, audio engineer, teaching, cooking some of the best lasagna you'll ever have, writing, sleeping.
The first things people usually notice about me
The laugh(s). Usually loud, often boisterous, definitely full of life.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: just finished Foundation and Empire by Asimov. Good read. Formalized Music by Iannis Xennakis, The Soundscape: Our Sonic Environment and the Tuning of the World by R. Murray Schafer, all the Witcher books currently in English, and working my way through the collected works of Ursula Le Guin.

Movies: American Psycho, any Studio Ghibli (Nausicaa may be my favourite), Tough Guys Don't Dance (either brilliant or horrid). Life has gotten a bit in the way, so I'm a tad out of date on movies. Feel free to offer suggestions of what I should watch.

Shows: Went on this somewhat random Anime kick. I'm not usually a big anime fan, but the unbridled optimism of Goku has helped me get through the winter.

Music: I'm really into metal, contemporary classical, and, well, a whole bunch of other stuff. Currently, Alfred Schnittke, Guillaume de Machaut, Massive Attack, Portishead, John Hollenbeck (Large Ensemble and smaller groups), E.S.T. (sad, I finally get to Sweden, but it's too late to see Esbjorn Svensson), At The Gates (saw them live in Boston, AMAZING! And got to see Anders Bjorler again. Great guy!), Entombed, Krux, Opeth, In Flames, the fan in my room, the sound of the subway, the sound of the train going over the tunnel in Sundbyberg.

Food: All of it. Recent recipes--pulled pork, barbacoa, oatmeal scotchies, and a pork and beef soup using the cooking liquid from the pulled pork and barbacoa (and I learned to poach an egg)
The six things I could never do without
Coffee, coffee, coffee, coffee, coffee, and food.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Linux, Python, Music, interactive multimedia, analysis, culture in America, philosophy, how I shouldn't think about such "heady" subjects all the time.
On a typical Friday night I am
Used to be playing a gig, going to a friend's gig, or drinking. Now that I've changed careers, watching shows online, doing more tutorials online, and generally just chilling.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm claustrophobic, so, yeah, don't tie me down. Literally...
You should message me if
If you have in depth knowledge of an esoteric area of study.

or know when to use in depth vs. in-depth...which really satisfies requirement one. Wait, let me draw a finite state machine for this and figure it out...
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